Tuesday, December 27, 2016
American Airlines Arena
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The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to American Airlines Arena to play the Miami Heat on Tuesday, December 27, 2016. The Thunder come into this game with an overall record of 19-12. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.8 as they are averaging 107.0 points per game while giving up 105.2 per contest. The Heat have an overall record of 10-21. They currently are 5th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 98.6 points per game and surrendering 101.4, good for a point differential of -2.8.
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Russell Westbrook comes into this contest averaging 31.7 points per game while playing 35 minutes per night so far this season for the Thunder. He pulls down 10.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 10.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Steven Adams averages 11.9 points per game in 29.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.9 assists per contest and 7.5 rebounds per game for Oklahoma City. His field goal percentage is 59% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Hassan Whiteside averages 18 points per game while playing 34 minutes per contest this year for the Heat. He grabs 14.9 rebounds per game and has 0.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage currently is at 54%. Goran Dragic averages 19.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 4 rebounds per contest and 6.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Oklahoma City averages 107 points per contest this season which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 26th in the league. They average 55.9 rebounds per game and 22 assists per game which ranks them 2nd and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 23rd with 15.3 per game. The Thunder allow 105.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.7 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 22 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the league.
Miami averages 98.6 points per game this year which ranks them 26th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 23rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They average 55 rebounds per game and 20.6 assists per contest which ranks them 5th and 25th respectively. In the turnover department the Heat rank 9th with 13.2 per game. The Heat allow 101.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 13th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.4 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 19.9 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. The Heat force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the NBA.
The Thunder have an offensive rating of 107.8 and a defensive rating of 105.9. In terms of pace they average 98 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Oklahoma City turns the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Heat rating on offense is 103.3 and they have a defensive rating of 106.3. They get 94.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shot attempts. Miami turns the ball over on 12.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 16-14-1 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 12-17-2 against the over/under
Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 16-15-0 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 14-17-0 against the over/under
Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
12/18/16 G Victor Oladipo Wrist out indefinitely
10/22/16 PG Cameron Payne Foot out indefinitely
Miami Heat Injuries
12/26/16 G Rodney McGruder Ankle "?" Tuesday vs. Oklahoma City
12/26/16 G Wayne Ellington Hamstring "?" Tuesday vs. Oklahoma City
11/30/16 G Dion Waiters Groin expected to miss 2-4 weeks
10/22/16 F Chris Bosh Blood Clot out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Miami
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